Many things can contribute to anxiety symptoms. In order to effectively cure your anxiety, you need to make sure you're avoiding anything that may contribute to the development of anxiety symptoms.
Make sure that you're drinking enough water. Dehydration rarely causes anxiety on its own, but if you're not drinking enough water you may be putting yourself at risk for worse anxiety symptoms now, and the development of greater anxiety in the future. Water is an essential part of living, and some estimates place the number of people living in a constant state of dehydration to be as high as 75% which is an extremely high number for such a preventable problem.
Dehydration may affect anxiety in a variety of ways, but the clearest link is that when the body is dehydrated, it starts to function improperly. Hormones are unable to reach their destined locations because of poor blood flow. Muscles may tense up. Your brain may experience weakness or changes as a result of water loss.
A more common problem occurs in those with panic attacks. Panic attacks often have triggers, and these are almost entirely physical. Panic attacks occur when your body starts to translate physical experiences into something much worse, telling your brain and your body that something is horribly wrong.
When you're dehydrated, you are more likely to experience many of the symptoms that trigger panic episodes. Including light headedness, muscle fatigue and weakness, headaches and increased heart rate.
Many panic attack triggers are due to a loss of blood pressure. When your body is dehydrated, your blood pressure goes down. It causes your heartbeat to increase to improve blood pressure, light headedness, etc.
Those with panic attacks absolutely must stay hydrated as best they can. While hydrating will not stop the panic attacks, they can make them less frequent, or at least reduce some of the triggers that make them worse.
Even if all you have is anxiety, drinking more water can be an important tool in overcoming it.
Water also has natural calming propertiesas well. So even if dehydration isn't contributing to your anxiety, it is sometimes useful to go and grab a glass of water when you're feeling anxious. Drinking water can be soothing, and often your body will benefit from the added hydration during times of intense stress.
Dehydration is completely preventable. Drink water more often, and you'll avoid many of the symptoms. There's no harm in drinking more water if you're not sure how hydrated you are. Add a few extra glasses of water to your daily meals, and you may find that your anxiety and some of its symptoms clear up.
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